A Queer Look at Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

The eighty-nine-year-old Lee has long been a lesbian literary icon, and her protagonist, Scout Finch, a.k.a. Jean Louise, has been—along with Carson McCullers’ Frankie Addams in The Member of the Wedding—a girl that every young American lesbian grew up reading… read more

'Orient' by Christopher Bollen

Bollen crafts a series of interweaving threads with impressive finesse and detail, and it’s a testament to his talent that the reader can become equally invested in them as they are in getting to the roots of the murders and arson that begin to pepper the narrative … read more

Choire Sicha: Love and Commerce in the Big City

“Definitely the set of gay men who are now under 30 are distinctly different from those of us who are older. Many of the young people I’ve met who were born in the 90s don’t, for instance, give a damn about being gay. For some of them, it’s really almost a non-issue, and they don’t care.”

Writer Choire Sicha spoke with Lambda Literary about his new book, A Very Recent History, the Michael Bloomberg years, and capturing contemporary gay life in New York City. … read more

'Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes' by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Intolerable (Harper Collins) is remarkable. One of its most striking qualities is that unlike most coming out or coming-of-age tales, Kamal Al-Solaylee doesn’t limit his scope to his personal story. Writing in light, quick prose, he situates this vigorous narrative of sexual self-discovery and odyssey within two larger themes. Like cupped palms, they overlap and encapsulate a… read more

Book Lovers: Winter Gothic

Winter is here and so are some darkly romantic new titles. This month Dick Smart reviews two recent romance novels, The White Devil by Justin Evans and The Bad Seed by Lee Hayes…. read more